This necklace with a pectoral had once adorned the figure of Princess Mereret, the daughter of King Senusret III and sister of his successor Amenemhat III. It bears a cartouche containing the coronation name of Amenemhat III as decoration. Represented as two falcon-headed sphinxes, the king smites his enemies. Above, the vulture-goddess, Nekhbet, is shown spreading out her wings to protect the figure of the king and his name. It is made out of gold, turquoise, lapis lazuli and inlaid with carnelian.
Middle Kingdom, 12th Dynasty, ca. 1991-1786 BC. Excavated from Dahshur. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 30875